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Spacious and bright country house with good equestrian facilities and extensive grounds


  • Substantial stonebuilt house spanning 3,826 sq. ft.

  • Extensive private grounds extending to approx. 10.1 acres

  • Flexible, bright, and spacious accommodation

  • Paddock, barn, stable, and kennel buildings

  • Professional riding school

  • Prime rural setting

  • Close to Cupar, Auchtermuchty, and St Andrews

  • Direct access into Pitmedden Forest

3,826 SQFT
355 SQM
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Property Details & Description


Ground Floor:  

Entrance hall, drawing room, family room, dining kitchen, utility, wine store,
WC (x2), integral double garage

First Floor:    

Five bedrooms (two with en-suite), family bathroom

Second Floor:  

Sixth bedroom or family room


Paddocks, woodlands, gardens and grounds (approx. 10.1acres in total)

Stables and large barn

Riding school/arena

Kennel buildings

Gravel driveway with an integral double garage


Nestled in stunning Fife countryside, Pitmedden House enjoys an enviable and idyllic elevated position. Conveniently located, it is just outside the pretty historic village of Auchtermuchty providing a range of amenities to meet daily shopping needs along with a primary school, medical practice, and award-winning gastro pub and restaurant. The market town of Cupar, a former Royal Burgh, offers an even greater selection of retail, dining, schooling, and leisure choices including a popular sports centre and several fine historical buildings dating back to the 17th century. The ancient university town of St Andrews globally renowned as ‘The Home of Golf’ is a thirty-minute drive to the east. For a further choice of cultural and visitor attractions, vibrant Dundee, home to the V&A and the revitalized waterfront with the famous RRS Discovery is close by. Perth is within comfortable driving distance, as is Edinburgh, approximately an hour to the south. The characterful fishing villages and beautiful beaches that make up this scenic part of Scotland including Anstruther, St Monans, Crail, Elie, and Pittenweem are all easily accessible as are the Lomond Hills. 


The area boasts various visitor attractions including National Trust for Scotland properties such as Hill of Tarvit House, Kellie Castle, and Falkland Palace. Alongside local schooling in Auchtermuchty and Cupar, there are a variety of private options available at St Leonards in St Andrews, The High School of Dundee and at Glenalmond, Strathallan, and Kilgraston in Perthshire. There are train stations in Cupar and Ladybank with Edinburgh International Airport forty-five minutes away by car. Domestic flights are available from Dundee.

General Description

Designed over three floors spanning 3,826 sq.ft, Pitmedden House offers flexible, spacious, and light-filled accommodation, all surrounded by the scenic beauty of the rolling Fife countryside.  An entrance hall decorated in warm tones enhanced by handsome wooden flooring leads to the light-filled south-facing drawing room with elegant French doors opening out to a private terrace. Featuring high ceilings, a neutral decor, polished wooden flooring and a large gallery above, it is perfect for family life and socialising. Moving back towards the entrance hall you pass a ground-floor WC, convenient hallway storage, and a wine store before arriving at a stunning family room. Enjoying an east and west aspect, it is flooded with natural light and offers access to a front-facing terrace and the rear garden. Generously proportioned and enjoying a tasteful interior design along with a log-burning stove it provides for a variety of uses. From here the well-designed dining kitchen with adjacent utility room and WC also benefits from a wonderful dual east and west aspect and a sizeable footprint. The farmhouse-style kitchen features wall and floor units in a natural hue with complementary worktops and splashback. Integrated appliances include an extractor hood, range cooker, and induction hob. A clever corner design ensures that the dining room is opened up, perfect for hosting informal or formal gatherings with a delightful outlook. There is access to the integral garage from this part of the property. Returning to the hallway and oak stairs with a matching banister and tiled finish take you to a galleried landing and the first floor. The expansive principal double bedroom at the far end of the carpeted corridor is a peaceful escape that benefits from an en-suite shower room, dressing area, and wall-to-wall bespoke built-in wardrobes. Four additional light and airy double bedrooms are on this floor, one with an en-suite shower room. Each offers well-presented and flexible accommodation to suit specific needs. A modern family bathroom features a bath, shower enclosure, hidden cistern WC and washbasin built into vanity. Stairs take you to a versatile and bright room on the second floor complete with attic access. This adaptable space could serve as a retreat for older teenagers, a guest bedroom, or a family room.

The grounds of Pitmedden House span approx. 10.1 acres and provide a captivating elevated and rural setting with far-reaching views of the surrounding countryside. The ideal haven for wildlife and nature enthusiasts.

An established east-facing garden bordering private woodlands boasts lush lawns and various terraces perfect for alfresco dining and entertaining whilst a private entrance takes you into the enchanting Pitmedden Forest, perfect for leisurely walks, cycling adventures and horse riding. 

Equine enthusiasts will love the dedicated facilities that include a paddock, barn, riding school, a stable building that offers two substantial stables, a feed store, and a tack room. There are also kennel buildings. 

A large barn provides an ideal storage solution. 

There is direct private access into Pitmedden Forest.



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General Remarks & Information


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Viewing is strictly by appointment with the selling agents Rettie & Co, 28 Bell Street, St Andrews KY16 9UX. Tel: 01334 237700.

Satellite Navigation

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The property’s postcode is KY14 7HR.

Fixtures and Fittings

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Only items specifically mentioned in the particulars of sale are included in the sale price.  Additional items of furniture may be available by separate negotiation.

Entry & Possession

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Entry and vacant possession will be by mutual agreement and arrangement.


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Mains water and electricity. Private drainage, oil fired central heating.

Local Authority

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Fife Council

EPC Rating

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Band D

Council Tax

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Band H

Home Report

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A Home Report incorporating a Single Survey, Energy Performance Certificate and Property Questionnaire is available for parties genuinely interested in this property. Please contact us, either by telephone or via the website entry for this property, to request a copy. No charge is made for electronic copies; a paper copy can also be made available from our offices or by post, at a charge of £20 to cover reproduction and administrative costs.


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Offers should be submitted in Scottish Legal Form to the selling agents Rettie & Co at 28 Bell Street, St Andrews KY16 9UX.

Servitude Rights, Burdens & Wayleaves

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The property is sold subject to and with the benefit of all servitude rights, burdens, reservations and wayleaves including rights of access and rights of way, whether public or private, light, support, drainage, water and wayleaves for masts, pylons, stays, cable, drains and water, gas and other pipes whether contained in the title deeds or informally constituted and whether or not referred to above.

Particulars and Plans

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These particulars and plan are believed to be correct, but they are in no way guaranteed.  Any error, omission or misstatement shall not annul the sale or entitle any party to compensation nor in any circumstances give grounds for action at law.

The photographs in this brochure date from February 2024

Websites and Social Media

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This property and other properties offered by Rettie & Co can be viewed on our website at as well as our affiliated websites at and  In addition, our social media platforms are, RettieTownandCountry,, RettieandCo, Instagram and LinkedIn.

Proof and Source of Funds/Anti Money Laundering

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Under the HMRC Anti Money Laundering legislation all offers to purchase a property on a cash basis or subject to mortgage require evidence of source of funds.  This may include evidence of bank statements/funding source, mortgage or confirmation from a solicitor the purchaser has the funds to conclude the transaction. All individuals involved in the transaction are required to produce proof of identity and proof of address.  This is acceptable either as original or certified documents.


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1. The property is sold with all faults and defects, whether of condition or otherwise and neither the seller nor Rettie & Co, the selling agent, are responsible for such faults and defects, nor for any statement contained in the particulars of the property prepared by the said agent.


2. The Purchaser(s) shall be deemed to acknowledge that he has not entered into contact in reliance on the said statements, that he has satisfied himself as to the content of each of the said statements by inspection or otherwise and that no warranty or representation has been made by the seller or the said agents in relation to or in connection with the property.


3. Any error, omission or misstatement in any of the said statements shall not entitle the purchaser(s) to rescind or to be discharged from this contract, nor entitle either party to compensation or damages nor in any circumstances to give either party any cause for action.

Important Notice

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Rettie & Co, their clients and any joint agents give notice that:


1. They are not authorised to make or give any representations or warranties in relation to the property either in writing or by word of mouth. Any information given is entirely without responsibility on the part of the agents or the sellers.  These particulars do not form part of any offer or contract and must not be relied upon as statements or representations of fact.


2. Any areas, measurements or distances are approximate. The text, photographs and plans are for guidance only and are not necessarily comprehensive and it should not be assumed that the property remains as photographed.  Any error, omission or misstatement shall not annul the sale, or entitle any party to compensation or recourse to action at law.  It should not be assumed that the property has all necessary planning, building regulation or other consents, including for its current use.  Rettie & Co. have not tested any services, equipment or facilities. Purchasers must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise and ought to seek their own professional advice.


3. All descriptions or references to condition are given in good faith only.  Whilst every endeavour is made to ensure accuracy, please check with us on any points of especial importance to you, especially if intending to travel some distance.  No responsibility can be accepted for expenses incurred in inspecting properties  which have been sold or withdrawn.



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